Webvent

Teaching Effective Online Dialogues for Federal Agencies

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Mary Leary, Vice President for Easter Seals Transportation Group, Easter Seals

Easter Seals has been recognized as a best-in-class example of collaborating with government agencies and for creating effective forums for online dialogues. Federal agencies are often faced with a deluge of information from the public, and are often challenged by how best to organize, capture, coordinate, and follow up on those interactions. This gap in capabilities can effectively be addresed by the training and development community. This webcast will focus on how training and development professionals can educate their agencies on effective large-scale online participation.

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Mary Leary
Mary Leary

Vice President for Easter Seals Transportation Group, Easter Seals

Dr. Mary Leary is a change agent who believes that we can harness the power of people, partnerships, and technology emboldened by entrepreneurial concepts and social justice to make the world a better place for everyone. Her 30-year career spans a dual senior leadership path in both the private and public sectors across the technology, transportation, gerontology, community-services, education, disability, federal program management, academic, and business enterprise solutions sectors. Having joined Easter Seals in late 2007, Dr. Leary is leading both the Transportation Group and launching a new department in business innovation that is creating services and solutions in brain health, care transitions, mobility, transportation and youth transition, among others. She has built a management framework for idea generation and pipeline development that leverages social networking, social entrepreneurship, and private sector partnerships, as well as launched the Easter Seals Brain Health Center.

Dr. Leary's coalition building and federal systems change experience includes almost 10 years leading various initiatives and centers for the United We Ride federal interagency program, such as Easter Seals Project ACTION, the National Center on Senior Transportation, and several open government civic engagement projects. The open government projects tested and developed useful practices in online dialogues designed to engage broad stakeholder input to crucial and pressing policy areas. Dr. Leary joined Easter Seals from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Administration on Aging where she served as the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Aging (AoA). Prior to her career change to serve in the public sector, Mary was a sales and marketing executive in the information technology industry, where she managed multimillion dollar sales and marketing account management teams working with major corporations and federal government agencies at Compaq Computer and Digital Equipment Corporation. Mary's education and academic experience includes being an adjunct professor in statistics and public policy analysis, community adult learning, organizational informatics research projects, and analyzing cross-sector systems change. She holds a BS from James Madison University; a Masters of Administrative Science from Johns Hopkins University; a Gerontology Masters Certificate from George Mason University School of Nursing and Health Science; and a Doctorate from George Mason University, School of Public Policy.


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